Tentmaker Reports

Samoa Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index

31.6

General Information

Population

190,372 (167th most populous country in the world)

RELIGIONS
Congregationalist34.8%
Roman Catholic19.6%
Methodist15.0%
Latter-Day Saints12.7%
Assembly of God6.6%
Seventh Day Adventist3.5%
Worship Centre1.3%
Other Christian4.5%
Other1.9%
Unspecified0.1%
LANGUAGES
Samoan
English

Industries

Food processing, building materials, auto parts

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Samoa, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ws.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Samoa as 61 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 0 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Samoa.

In order to start a business in Samoa, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Register the company with the Commercial Registry; obtain a certificate of incorporation
  2. Apply for a business license from the tax authority; obtain tax payer identification
  3. Register for PAYE and VAGST tax
  4. Register with the National Provident Fund (superannuation)
  5. Register with the Accident Compensation Board

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Samoa, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.

 

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Samoa Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.
 

Samoa Summary

 

1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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